PESHAWAR: Secretary Social Welfare Department Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Idris Khan has said that the extension of Zamung Kor Project to tribal districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) is underway.
Zamung Kor project was initiated by Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Government to house, counsel and educate street children in order to make them engaged citizens and leaders of tomorrow.
Khan expressed these views while addressing the third day of Consultation workshop on 10 years planning for the development of newly merged tribal districts in the provincial capital on Wednesday. During the workshop, development work through Social Welfare, Health, Population Welfare and Auqaf departments under the ten years development plan for the transferred districts was discussed.
The officers of the concerned departments, representatives of civil Society and United Nation Development Programme (UNDP) participated in the workshop. “Spreading a development and Welfare net in merged districts is very necessary and Social Welfare Department has made planning in this regard,” the official claimed.
Director Health ex- FATA Dr Kaleem Khan in his speech on the occasion said that solarize of the hospitals in order to solve the issue of non-availability of electricity in the newly merged districts. He stressed the need to establish a 40-bed hospital having all the facilities at tehsil level in these districts. He demanded holding of training courses and workshop for the staff of hospitals as well as the introduction of the biometric system for the doctors and other staff of the hospitals in tribal districts in order to ensure their presence.
Director General Population Welfare Farzand Ali Khan while addressing the consultation workshop proposed to initiate awareness programme regarding family planning in the merged districts. Deputy Secretary Auqaf Nasir Khan on the occasion stressed to allocate special funds for the construction of mosques, Madaris and worship places for minority community of the merged tribal districts.
All the participants of the workshop, on the third day of seven days workshop, appreciated the provincial government’s efforts to hold such type of workshop regarding newly merged tribal districts and termed the useful proposals of the workshop as a roadmap for the future of these districts.